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Aboriginal rock art - how old is it actually? › Ask an ...

Australia is blessed with many beautiful examples of Aboriginal cave paintings and engravings but what does science tell us about how old they are? What are the different methods used to date such artworks? And what are some of the challenges involved in dating them?

Many people will be forgiven for thinking that Australia has some of the oldest rock art in the world, but the truth there is no...

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'Brandalism': Is Melbourne's street art being taken over ...

Long-time Melbourne street artists are worried the rebel, anti-establishment movement has sold out.

"It is not art anymore. It's become what I call 'Brandalism'," said artist Adrian Doyle.

Street art, which traces its roots to New York in the 1970s, is often a form of protest or social commentary.

When it came to Melbourne, it was also a way for young people to rebel against commercialisation,...

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Date: 2017-12-20 16:20:45

Related topics : street art melbourne / street art / street artists

Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for record $591 million ...

A painting of Christ by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $US450 million ($591 million) at auction in New York, obliterating previous records.

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The long-lost painting, Salvator Mundi dates, from around 1500

The New York auction smashed the previous record of $US179.4m for art

Auction house Christie's has not named the buyer

The 500-year-old oil painting depicting Christ...

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Date: 2017-12-20 11:36:41

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